Paid Sick Leave Becomes Permanent in Colorado

By Brooke Colaizzi

During the COVID-19 pandemic, both the federal and Colorado state governments used some form of paid sick leave as a tool to help employees through illness, medical treatments, and school and daycare shutdowns. Now, paid sick leave is a permanent requirement for employers in the state of Colorado.

On July 14, Governor Polis signed into law the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA), S.B. 20-205. The HFWA mandates a paid sick leave benefit for employees working in Colorado and establishes an enhanced sick leave benefit in the time of a public health emergency.

Click HERE to read our full advisory, which outlines the terms of the HFWA and how it could impact your business.